SELECT Series: Microsoft Visual Basic.Net

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UML Visual Models "A picture is worth a thousand words," as the saying goes… which provides more clarity on the application scope and how it will be constructed programmatically. Use Case Diagrams and Use Case Descriptions are use to describe the requirements and application scope. Entity Relationship Diagrams are provided to describe the relations between tables in a relational database model. Class Diagrams are used to describe relationships and interfaces between the presentation services and the business/data services of the application. Deployment Diagrams are used to visually describe how the application will be physically deployed in an Enterprise environment. Using the concept of "Lead by Example," students are walked through an industry best practice full lifecycle development approach that will help the students develop the right habits for future work. Case Study of a Real-World Application in a Corporate Setting The Payroll Transaction System is presented as a set of requirements and students are led in a straightforward step-by-step manner through implementation. The case study utilizes realistic concepts where the application uses an existing enterprise database and focuses on a thin presentation layer that leverages a re-usable middle-tier that can be integrated with other enterprise applications in the future. Extensive Use of Graphical Examples Eliminates Potential Confusion Extensive use of screen shots allow the aspiring developer to be immediately productive by focusing on the tasks at hand without unnecessary dialog and theoretical discussion. Graphical Images A professional look and feel is an important aspect of how users perceive and accept an application. The CD-ROM and Website provide graphical images, icons and background images to allow students to quickly build a very professional looking application. Instructors Material Provided on CD-ROM PowerPoint slides, Sample quizzes and exams are available in Microsoft Word format for customization as well as the answers to the exercises and the end of chapter question and answer sections. Web site A website with requirements documents, source code, a sample database, and completed installation package are available for download with up to the minute changes and addendums. Books are only as current as the day they are printed.

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I teach Visual Basic .NET course at Penn State University. We require this book for students that take the class because it is designed to make it so easy to learn the software. The course is presented in a Computer Lab environment. Each student has a computer and completes all the assignments in class rather than at home. The training is very practical. After researching books that I could utilize in my classes I found most were extremely long and didn't provide a practical project. This book was written to provide students or working professionals with a way to learn the tool quickly and easily while making the learning process fun! We start by learning the fundamentals. Each chapter builds on a solid foundation. At the completion of the 300 page text, you have completed the entire project. As a Microsoft Certified consultant I realized that it is vital to have skills needed in the marketplace to keep working. Since most of us have little time to waste, each learning activity is meaningful. This book is unique and helps you reach your goal fast. Most say the best part is the master project and resource files. Using the website link provided in the text book, you are able to obtain the source code and PowerPoint presentations used in class to review and better understand how the solution was designed and coded. The end of chapter questions are helpful and reinforce the key points. If you need to learn Visual Basic .NET, this book is the fastest way I know to learn the tool and construct a worthwhile software program. Students have told me it was helpful in job interviews to demonstrate they understand how to program. The colorful screenshots are really special too! There are so many huge textbooks without much code and only B&W screenshots. This book is unique since every step is clear and most have screenshots with arrows and caption boxes. The step-by-step instructions are clear and help you develop confidence.

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